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Susan M. Collins

Susan M. Collins's Ratings and Endorsements on Issue: Technology and Communication

Full Name: Susan M. Collins
Current Office: U.S. Senate - Sr, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/04/2008
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. Senate
Primary June 10, 2014

Technology and Communication

2013 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 70%
2012 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 66%
2009-2010 Communications Workers of America - Positions 40%
2009 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 100%
2008 CNET News - Positions 38%
2007-2008 Information Technology Industry Council - Positions 100%
2007 Computer & Communications Industry Association - Positions 57%
2007 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 60%
2006 CNET News - Positions 40%
2005-2006 Information Technology Industry Council - Positions 75%
2005-2006 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 100%
2005 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 80%
2004 Communications Workers of America - Positions 50%
2004 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 50%
2003-2004 Information Technology Industry Council - Positions 92%
2003-2004 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 83%
2003 Communications Workers of America - Positions 14%
2003 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2002 Communications Workers of America - Positions 57%
2002 Information Technology Industry Council - Positions 83%
2002 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
2001-2002 Information Technology Industry Council - Lifetime Score 81%
2001-2002 National Electrical Contractors Association - Positions 75%
2001 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 50%
2000 Communications Workers of America - Positions 17%
2000 Information Technology Industry Council - Positions 80%
1999 Communications Workers of America - Positions 0%
1999 Information Technology Industry Council - Positions 100%
1999 International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers - Positions 0%
1998 Communications Workers of America - Positions 43%
1997 Communications Workers of America - Positions 14%

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